120525 boots oneal 019Some images you treasure just because of the person you were privileged to photograph. The greatness of Boots O’Neal, to me, isn’t just that he is still cowboying in his 80s. It’s not just the incredible stories he tells from working on legendary Texas ranches such as the JA, Waggoner and Four Sixes. It’s that he continues to pursue his passion, carries an upbeat attitude, conducts himself with humility, and shows respect for all people—even photographers who keep saying, “Just a few more shots.”

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